It’s been a while since I blogged or did a project! About 4 years. All this time I have been wanting to get back to it, and been missing the online woodworking community; seeing others’ projects, interacting with other woodworkers from all over the world, and receiving wisdom and encouragement from everyone! So, if any of my old friends are reading this…I’m back! Blogging this is I hope forcing me to come back online to LJ and into the shop.
If anyone is wondering why I fell off the face of the earth, I had a very close call—and almost married the wrong guy for me—I had the courage to call off the wedding about a week before it happened. And I have some great friends I can thank for pushing me to this. Since then I have changed a lot and moved (within Jerusalem) a few times.
About a year and a half ago, I met the RIGHT guy. My sister set me up an online dating profile without telling me and chose him and the rest is history (I am certainly not annoyed at her anymore!). His name is Sim and he also has some woodworking under his belt (he built a boat in middle school!). He is a wonderful partner and has really encouraged me to get back into woodworking. We moved to a place and he insisted the spare bedroom be a workshop! We are getting married in June, and though there’s a lot to do for the wedding, I really need some shop time!
Anyway, hope that’s not an over-share! I am still in the middle of my Roubo, and I decided to make another few Rietveld chairs. I spent a few hours in the shop cleaning up my tools and getting organised. Of course, I spent some time (more than I care to say!) being frustrated at my cutlist and wanting to give up. Sim has been very encouraging, and I appreciate that! So, I am going to pore over my cutlist again and try to make some progress. If you’ve read this far, I thank you :)
-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor